June 16th, 2020

Edith Devaney joins the Board as ICRA continues to grow

Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator and Head of Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, joins the ICRA Board as the association continues to grow its membership.

Edith joins the Board as the association approaches its first birthday on 1 July. The association was launched at the Royal Academy of Arts on 1 July 2019.

Edith originated and co-curated the exhibitions Jasper Johns; ‘Something Resembling Truth’ in 2017 and Abstract Expressionism in 2016. She also curated the David Hockney exhibition, 82 Portraits and one still-life, and originated and co-curated the Hockney landscape exhibition, A Bigger Picture, in 2012, and Richard Diebenkorn in 2015. In her capacity as Head of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, she has worked with many international contemporary artists on both the curation of the Summer Exhibition and special projects and displays relating to it. She is a Director of the David Hockney Foundation.

Pierre Valentin, ICRA’s Chair welcomed Edith to the Board:

The Board of ICRA is privileged to welcome Edith Devaney. Edith has worked closely with many artists and estates and her familiarity with the issues they face will be immensely helpful in shaping the ICRA community.

Edith said:

I am delighted to join ICRA’s esteemed Board and I look forward to working with them in fulfilling its mission and widening its reach to all associated with this important endeavour. I have a long appreciation of the value of catalogue raisonnnés and can affirm their essential value in my particular area of practice, exhibition curation.

Welcome Edith!

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